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Cross Country: Wildcats aim to disprove their ranking at NCAA Regional

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

November 14, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats are ranked 13th in the Midwest region, but they think they can do better. The NCAA Midwest Regional Championships take place Friday at Iowa State. Northwestern is sending its best seven runners to compete, and coa...

Cross Country: Wildcats gain experience in ‘fun run’ meet

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

November 12, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats were 10 of the first 11 female finishers Friday at the NIU Huskie Open in Dekalb, Ill. Not only was the 5K race co-ed, but it also included community members running for fun. Senior Julia Buford said there aren’t...

Cross Country: Wildcats fail to meet expectations, finish tenth at Big Tens

November 5, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats fell short of expectations Sunday at the Big Ten Championships hosted by Purdue. Northwestern finished tenth of 12 teams. The team's goal was to finish in the top seven. Freshman Andrea Ostenso finished first for the Cats, placing 40th in a field of 104 runners. She ra...

Cross Country: Northwestern seeks redemption at Big Ten Championships

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

October 30, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats are ready to redeem themselves after a few shortcomings this season. The Big Ten Championships take place Sunday at Purdue and feature six teams ranked in the USTFCCCA top 30 poll. Northwestern is not ranked...

Cross Country: Wildcats disappoint in Wisconsin, attempt to regroup

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

October 23, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The freshmen on the Wildcats’ roster are talented, but they can’t carry the team. The Cats were disappointed Saturday when they placed 34th of 37 teams at the prestigious Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in Madison. Senior...

Cross Country: Sophomore earns Big Ten honors, Wildcats take first

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

October 16, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats expected to win. And they did just that. Northwestern won first place of 25 teams Saturday at the Lucian Rosa Invitational at University of Wisconsin Parkside. The Cats' top finisher was awarded Big Ten Cross Country...

Cross Country: Freshman seizes day, takes the lead

October 9, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Most people wouldn't expect a freshman to both finish first on her team and break a personal record on a hot afternoon on a muddy cross country course. Andrea Ostenso accomplished both of these feats Friday afternoon at the...

Wildcats spring into tougher competition

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

October 2, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

It is going to be an important weekend for the Wildcats as they begin to transition to bigger, more competitive meets that present opportunities to score at-large points toward the national championship. Northwestern will co...

Cross Country: Wildcats combine youth and experience

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

September 25, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After winning the Badger Season-Opener and placing fourth at the Dartmouth Invitational, Northwestern is gearing up for a meet that presents its first opportunity to win an at-large point toward the NCAA Championship. The Notre...

Cross Country: Northwestern falls short in heartbreaking race

John Paschall, Reporter

November 11, 2012

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The dream at the beginning of the season was simple: Make the NCAA Championships. However, that vision did not quite become a reality Friday at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Springfield, Mo. Northwestern was running wild...

Cross Country: Huth, Wildcats run to Springfield in hopes of extending season

John Paschall, Reporter

November 9, 2012

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats have a secret, and senior Audrey Huth can’t wait to share it with the competition at NCAA Midwest Regionals on Friday in Springfield, Mo. “People don’t know what we are capable of,” Huth said. “We m...

Cross Country: Wildcats struggle, leave Big Ten Championships unsatisfied

John Paschall, Reporter

October 29, 2012

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Untapped potential can be any team's biggest regret. Northwestern found that out the hard way in East Lansing, as the Wildcats ran to a frustrating seventh place finish in the Big Ten Championships. Though the Cats did imp...